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LAUNCH OF NOISE AND TRACK KEEPING SYSTEM AT LONDON BIGGIN HILL AIRPORT

A sample of the screen image that will be seen when the system is accessed after going ‘live’ from 12th April 2017

London Biggin Hill Airport will formally launch its new state-of-the-art Noise Monitoring and Track Keeping System next week.    From April 12th members of the public will be able to access the system via an internet portal and view details of all aircraft using the airport as well as aircraft overflying the area en-route to or from other London area airports.

“We are very excited by the new system” says Biggin Hill Airport Managing Director, Will Curtis.

“We promised to deliver this system as part of the new agreement on airport opening hours and it is now fully installed, tested and ready for use by the public. The airport will now be able to monitor aircraft operations in order to ensure that aircraft noise generated by aircraft using Biggin Hill Airport is kept to an absolute minimum. I am passionate about ensuring that the airport is always as good a neighbour as practically possible” says Mr Curtis

Members of the public can also access the system at www.LBHACommunity.co.uk in order to view aircraft movements, or to log a complaint, or just to learn more about the airport.

“Full instructions on how to use the system are available on line, but for those who are not comfortable with the internet or simply prefer the older methods, our telephone complaints procedure remains unchanged” said Colin Hitchins, Community Engagement Manager.

In future, all complaints will be processed through the airport’s state of the art Bruel and Kjaer Noise and Track Keeping System which is the same method as employed at many major airports, including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick.

“We believe that Biggin Hill now has the strictest noise limits of any UK airport,” says Will Curtis.

“I am proud of the work we have done with the London Borough of Bromley on this project. Together, we have designed and implemented a new system of noise limits and controls that are unrivalled anywhere in the UK. Residents can now be certain that the airport can never grow uncontrollably.   We are already attracting inward foreign investment and have created over 100 new jobs at the airport since last summer. With the Aerospace Technical College project now taking shape, we are well on our way to delivering on our promise to create 2,300 new and skilled jobs here at the Airport by 2030 and to ensure that the majority of those jobs go to Bromley residents, many of whom are still at school today”  Mr Curtis says.

“The progress that the airport is making in this vitally important field is most encouraging” says Colin Hitchins”

“We promised to deliver a quieter and more prosperous airport – an airport that offered opportunities to local people and an improved local economy as a result. We are now starting to do exactly that” he says.